Brundidge celebrates Alabama history, music, cracklin’ bread

Published 10:42 pm Friday, February 22, 2019

The City of Brundidge will celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial with a presentation of “Alabama History, Music and Cracklin’ Bread” on Saturday, March 16 at the We Piddle Around Theater in downtown Brundidge.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are on sale at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library on South Main Street or by calling 334-735-2145.

Theresa Trawick, library director, said the Alabama Bicentennial program will be presented by Dr. Wayne Flynt, professor emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University.

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“Dr. Flynt has written 13 books that focus largely on the historical, economic and social fabric of Alabama,” Trawick said. “Dr. Flynt wrote ‘Poor But Proud: Alabama’s Poor Whites’ and co-wrote ‘Alabama: A History of a Deep South State.’ Both were nominated for Pulitzer Prizes.”

Flynt’s book, “Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee,” was published in 2017.

Trawick said “Pulitzers and Politics: The Legacies of Harper Lee and George Wallace” will be the topic of Flynt’s Alabama Bicentennial presentation.”

The Alabama Bicentennial event will open with a musical program by Lenny Trawick and Amanda Trawick. The father/daughter duo will share Alabama’s rich musical history in the oral tradition and perform some of the state’s most memorable songs.

Lenny Trawick, musician and singer, is the 2017 Wiregrass Blues Fest Living Honoree and recipient of the Troy Arts Council’s 2016 Professional Music Award. His talent is matched with that of his daughter’s singing.

Theresa Trawick said the program will be from 6 until 7:30 p.m.

The Alabama Bicentennial historical and musical program will be interesting, informative and entertaining, Trawick said.

Although the pot will need no sweetening, homemade cracklin’ bread, cathead biscuits and ham and sweet tea will be served.

The Alabama History, Music and Cracklin’ Bread event has been officially endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

“Alabama History, Music and Cracklin’ Bread” is sponsored by the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library and the City of Brundidge with support from the Brundidge Historical Society.